1 G1161 But G1096 [G5633] there were G5578 false prophets G2532 also G1722 among G2992 the people G2532 , even G5613 as G2071 [G5704] there shall be G5572 false teachers G1722 among G5213 you G3748 , who G3919 [G5692] will secretly bring in G684 damnable G139 heresies G2532 , even G720 [G5740] denying G1203 the Lord G59 [G5660] that bought G846 them G1863 [G5723] , and bring G1438 upon themselves G5031 swift G684 destruction.
2 G2532 And G4183 many G1811 [G5692] shall follow G846 their G684 pernicious ways G1223 ; by reason of G3739 whom G3598 the way G225 of truth G987 [G5701] shall be evil spoken of.
3 G2532 And G1722 through G4124 covetousness G4112 they shall with deceptive G3056 words G1710 [G5695] exploit G5209 you G3739 : whose G2917 judgment G1597 now of a long time G691 [G5719] lingereth G3756 not G2532 , and G846 their G684 destruction G3573 [G5719] slumbereth G3756 not.
4 G1063 For G1487 if G2316 God G5339 [G5662] spared G3756 not G32 the angels G264 [G5660] that sinned G235 , but G5020 [G5660] cast them down to Tartarus G3860 [G5656] , and delivered G4577 them into chains G2217 of darkness G5083 [G5772] , to be reserved G1519 to G2920 judgment;
5 G2532 And G5339 [G5662] spared G3756 not G744 the old G2889 world G235 , but G5442 [G5656] saved G3575 Noah G3590 the eighth G2783 person, a preacher G1343 of righteousness G1863 [G5660] , bringing G2627 the flood G2889 upon the world G765 of the ungodly;
6 G2532 And G5077 0 turning G4172 the cities G4670 of Sodom G2532 and G1116 Gomorrah G5077 [G5660] into ashes G2632 [G5656] condemned G2692 them with an overthrow G5087 [G5761] , making G5262 them an example G3195 [G5723] to those that afterwards should G764 [G5721] live ungodly lives;
7 G2532 And G4506 [G5673] delivered G1342 just G3091 Lot G2669 [G5746] , grieved G5259 with G766 the immoral G391 behaviour G1722 of G113 the wicked:
8 G1063 (For G1342 that righteous man G1460 [G5723] dwelling G1722 among G846 them G990 , in seeing G2532 and G189 hearing G928 [G5707] , tormented G1342 his righteous G5590 soul G2250 from day G1537 to G2250 day G459 with their unlawful G2041 deeds;)
9 G2962 The Lord G1492 [G5758] knoweth G4506 [G5738] how to deliver G2152 the godly G1537 out of G3986 temptations G1161 , and G5083 [G5721] to reserve G94 the unjust G1519 to G2250 the day G2920 of judgment G2849 [G5746] to be punished:
10 G1161 But G3122 chiefly G4198 [G5740] them that walk G3694 after G4561 the flesh G1722 in G1939 the lust G3394 of contamination G2532 , and G2706 [G5723] despise G2963 dominion G5113 . Presumptuous G829 are they, selfwilled G3756 , they are not G5141 [G5719] afraid G987 [G5723] to speak evil G1391 of dignities.
11 G3699 Though G32 angels G5607 [G5752] , who are G3187 greater in G2479 power G2532 and G1411 might G5342 [G5719] , bring G3756 not G989 a railing G2920 accusation G2596 against G846 them G3844 before G2962 the Lord.
12 G1161 But G3778 these G5613 , as G5446 natural G249 brute G2226 beasts G1080 [G5772] , made G1519 to G259 be taken G2532 and G5356 destroyed G987 [G5723] , speak evil G1722 of G3739 the things that G50 [G5719] they understand not G2704 [G5691] ; and shall utterly perish G1722 in G846 their own G5356 corruption;
13 G2865 [G5697] And shall receive G3408 the reward G93 of unrighteousness G2233 [G5740] , as they that count G2237 it pleasure G5172 to riot G1722 in G2250 the day time G4696 . Spots G2532 they are and G3470 blemishes G1792 [G5723] , sporting themselves G1722 with G846 their own G539 deceivings G4910 [G5740] while they feast G5213 with you;
14 G2192 [G5723] Having G3788 eyes G3324 full G3428 of adultery G2532 , and G180 that cannot cease from G266 sin G1185 [G5723] ; beguiling G793 unstable G5590 souls G2192 [G5723] : they have G2588 an heart G1128 [G5772] exercised G4124 with covetous practices G2671 ; cursed G5043 children:
15 G2641 [G5631] Who have forsaken G2117 the right G3598 way G4105 [G5681] , and gone astray G1811 [G5660] , following G3598 the way G903 of Balaam G1007 the son of Beor G3739 , who G25 [G5656] loved G3408 the wages G93 of unrighteousness;
16 G1161 But G2192 [G5627] was G1649 rebuked G2398 for his G3892 iniquity G880 : the dumb G5268 donkey G5350 [G5674] speaking G1722 with G444 man's G5456 voice G2967 [G5656] forbad G3913 the madness G4396 of the prophet.
17 G3778 These G1526 [G5748] are G4077 wells G504 without water G3507 , clouds G1643 [G5746] that are carried G5259 with G2978 a tempest G3739 ; to whom G2217 the mist G4655 of darkness G5083 [G5769] is reserved G1519 for G165 ever.
18 G1063 For G5350 [G5726] when they speak G5246 great swelling G3153 words of vanity G1185 [G5719] , they allure G1722 through G1939 the lusts G4561 of the flesh G766 , through much wantonness G3689 , those that are just G668 [G5631] escaping G390 [G5746] from them who live G1722 in G4106 error.
19 G1861 [G5740] While they promise G846 them G1657 liberty G846 , they themselves G5225 [G5723] are G1401 the servants G5356 of corruption G1063 : for G3739 by whom G5100 a man G2274 [G5766] is overcome G2532 , G5129 by the same G1402 [G5769] is he brought into bondage.
20 G1063 For G1487 if G668 [G5631] after they have escaped G3393 the pollutions G2889 of the world G1722 through G1922 the knowledge G2962 of the Lord G2532 and G4990 Saviour G2424 Jesus G5547 Christ G1707 0 , they are G3825 again G1707 [G5651] entangled G5125 in them G1161 , and G1096 G2274 [G5754] overcome G2078 , the latter end G5501 is worse G846 with them G4413 than the beginning.
21 G1063 For G2258 [G5713] it had been G2909 better G846 for them G3361 not G1921 [G5760] to have known G3598 the way G1343 of righteousness G2228 , than G1921 [G5631] , after they have known G1994 [G5658] it, to turn G1537 from G40 the holy G1785 commandment G3860 [G5685] delivered G846 to them.